Latest News – August 2016

Analysis Long Jump

Long Jump competition recording by video with high speed shutter camera (100 pictures per second) and video analysis by computer software SIMI Motion made at the Intersport Gugl-Meeting 2005.

A point at the athlete’s hip was fixed on the video and then measured the horizontal running speed (red line) and the vertical jumping speed (green line) of the athlete.

For repeating the video please press Play-Button again. Please move the white square (right to the Play-Button) with your mouse to left or right. Click on SLOW MOTION once or twice to reduce the speed of the video.

New EAA Premium status

After intensive discussion and consultations with our partners we have decided to stage the next year’s 19th edition of the Intersport Gugl-Meeting under the roof of EAA as a Premium Meeting.

There was no vote against this decision. “An application for the new IAAF one-day-meeting structure would have obliged us to raise the athletes’ budget of more than € 100.000 – most of this amount would have to be fixed for the prize money structure”, Meeting Director Percy Hirsch says. “But only with prize money you cannot be sure to have big stars at the meeting whom you have normally also pay appearance money.”

“The new EAA Premium Status will certainly help us to make good deals with big names to compete in Linz with excellent results and make a show for the spectators”, Percy Hirsch says.

Former Austrian sprinter joins marketing team

Andreas Berger who is still national record holder over 100m (10,15s) will join the organising team as responsible person for marketing. He will mainly take care of finding new sponsors for the largest athletics meeting in Austria.

Berger has been working in close connection with the Gugl-Meeting in past as the representative of the titel sponsor Intersport. “It is a challenge and a very interesting job”, says Berger who has already started to work for the Gugl-Meeting.

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